Australia Immigration Update – A Weekly Review
The automated invitation round for SkillSelect on 3 December 2012 was successfully completed. The table below lists the number of invitations issued:
3 December 2012
|Visa Subclass||Maximum Number|
|Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)||1400|
|Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)||100|
During 2012 the following number of invitations has been issued:
|Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)||90||900||1800||2800||1400||6990|
|Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass489)||10||100||200||200||100||610|
The above automated invitation rounds do not include the state and territory government nominated subclasses that receive invitations. State and territory governments nominate throughout the month for state and territory nominated points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.
3 December 2012 Results
The following graph shows the points claimed by clients who were invited to apply in the 3 December round:
3 December 2012
Invitation process and cut-offs
The highest-ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. EOIs with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.
|Visa Subclass||Points Score||Visa date of effect|
|Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)||60||27/11/2012 00.59 am|
|Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)||60||10/11/2012 14.48 pm|
16 November 2012
If you wish to compare your Expression of Interest (EOI) against the outcomes of the invitation round, you can check your points score and visa date of effect at any time for all visa subclasses covered by your EOI on the home page of your SkillSelect EOI.
Invitations are subject to yearly occupational ceilings. The following occupation has reached its annual occupational ceiling:
* Chemical and Materials Engineers
No further invitations can be issued for this occupation group until 1 July 2013. This does not apply to Employer-Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa classes. For clients with an Expression Of Interest in this occupation group, your Expression Of Interest will remain valid for two years from the date you submitted your Expression Of Interest.
A year to date summary of occupation groups is updated monthly on the SkillSelect reports tab.
Nominations by State and Territory Governments – November 2012
The number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments during November 2012 is shown in the following table:
|Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa||48||78||4||7||194||0||102||287||720|
|Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa||0||7||11||0||35||6||1||41||101|
|Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa||0||4||0||8||1||0||45||5||63|
|Business Talent (Permanent) (subclass 132) visa||0||0||0||0||3||2||2||3||10|
Nominations by State and Territory Governments – 2012/13 total activity
The number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments from July 2012 to the end of November 2012 is shown in the following table:
|Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa||177||212||31||32||622||5||412||1106||2597|
|Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa||0||16||35||2||119||11||2||164||349|
|Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa||4||0||0||8||1||2||102||8||125|
|Business Talent (Permanent) (subclass 132) visa||1||0||0||0||4||4||18||15||42|